The Rise of Racism and Xenophobia in Europe


During my time in Prague, I had the chance to visit the Franz Kafka Museum. Kafka’s life demonstrates that multicultural societies are nothing new in Europe. Kafka was a Jew. His mother tongue was German. He was born in the Czech Republic. He died in Austria. Despite the lame rhetoric of racist and populist politicians, Europe was always home to people with fluid identities.

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Dancing around a question mark

Oh, human nature.

You like to invent cultures, religions, frontiers, income classes and other systems.  Tools of separation. They look good on paper but do not work in reality. We live to change, not to limit ourselves. It is time to acknowledge that you are dancing around a question mark. And you have no idea what you are getting yourself into.